THE community came together at Atherton Central Park on Saturday at Proms in the Park 2019.

Around 2,500 people packed out the Hamilton Street park for an evening of family entertainment that began at 7pm.

Tyldesley Brass Band performed classic British anthems with singer Aimee Clare before Goldenage Songbird stepped on to the stage to sing a range of wartime hits.

Rock and roll group Reunion added to the mix of music on display.

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Pictures: Gillian Gerrard

Crowds flooded into the park with their own deckchairs and refreshments before taking their seats and waving Union Jack flags proudly during the night.

A variety of stalls were also set up.

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Chairwoman for the Friends of Atherton Parks, Natasha Hodkinson, who helped to organise the annual event, said: “It was a fantastic family occasion where the community really came together.

“We have have had great feedback from everyone about how much they enjoyed it with the variety of music, which suited everyone.

“It is an honour to be the chairwoman of our volunteers group with such a great team.

“I would like to give a big thank you to all the volunteers for all their help in organising and making the event a success.

“Each year is getting bigger and better and we are looking forward to next year's event."

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Picture: Gillian Gerrard

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Natasha also praised businesses for donating raffle prizes.

Ian Brown shared photographs from his drone camera with the Journal.

He receives regular emails from residents praising him for his work in capturing the community spirit at events.

If you are interested in volunteering for the community group visit the Friends of Atherton Parks Facebook page and send a message. Experience is not required.